MY PASSION FOR HEALTH & WELLNESS BEGAN:
My passion for health and wellness began after having my children. I wanted to raise healthy kids and I always felt like I had an extra 10-15 pounds of baby weight to lose. I never felt satisfied with the way my body looked or how I felt. I began reading every health and nutrition book possible and subscribed to all the health and fitness magazines. I became obsessed with being healthy. The thing is, I never actually became healthy. I was going from fad diet to fad diet or eating the highly processed “health” foods. I would start a new diet or try the latest trend, only to binge eat a bag of chips or cookies a few days later. As obsessed as I was, I couldn’t understand why I felt like I had no control over my food choices. I wasn’t losing weight and I didn’t have much energy or feel any better. I struggled with nutrition confusion for years and always beginning a diet on Monday only to quit it by Thursday. This way of living went on for years and it was no way to live. It’s no wonder, I wasn’t noticing any great health benefits. I often blamed my inability to truly get healthy on my stressful job or over exhaustion, which let’s be honest were definitely a huge reason, but not the only reason. I needed to create long lasting healthy habits and change my lifestyle. I needed to learn to truly deal with my emotions, but at the time I did not know how to do this.
WHEN THINGS CHANGED:
On the day of my daughter’s 7th birthday party, I got a call that would change my life. My dad had suffered from cardiac arrest and a heart attack. He had literally died for 45 minutes. The next few days and weeks were spent wondering if my dad would live and if he did, if there would be permanent brain damage or other health concerns. To make a long, traumatic story short, he survived and made a full recovery (a true miracle). Now, the reason this was a life changing moment for me was for a few different reasons. With all of the health and nutrition research I had previously done, I knew that heart disease was a lifestyle-related disease and could be prevented and treated with proper nutrition. I also came to the realization that life really is too short and can be taken from you at any moment. It’s important to be happy and follow your dreams even if it scares you because you are never guaranteed tomorrow. I knew I needed to use my knowledge and experience to help others get healthy (to hopefully avoid a situation like my fathers) and to also inspire others to live a life that lights them up.
After my father’s near death experience, I began to take action on changing my lifestyle and start pursuing my dreams without hesitation. I finally started to eat healthy whole foods more consistently while practicing yoga a few times a week. I began to meditate and journal. I booked a vacation to Summer Camp with a bunch of grown woman without knowing one person (which was completely out of my comfort zone, but an amazing learning experience). I traveled alone. I faced a lot of fears and began to really grow. I enrolled back in school and also started a health coaching course. I was working full time, taking 3 courses and had another moment of realization. I was completely overwhelmed and full of anxiety from trying to do it all. For two weeks straight, I was dizzy and nauseous and did not feel well at all. After a visit with the doctor, I realized the stress and anxiety was getting to me and affecting my health. Using some of the techniques from my health coaching course, I began to improve my heath again. I knew it was time to make the full transition of leaving my job and pursue my dreams of starting my own business while going to school full-time.
WHERE I AM NOW:
Today, I am happier and healthier than I’ve ever been in my life. I have motivation, energy, and passion that I’ve been holding inside for far too long. I’m ready to make an impact in other people’s lives and in the world. It hasn’t been easy to get to this place, and I still wouldn’t say I’m done growing or exactly where I want to be yet, but I’m heading in the right direction and for the first time I am confident of where I'm going and my purpose in this world.
I want to help you set the foundation to live a healthy lifestyle so you can live the life you truly crave.
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